Adding a console to your living area is an easy way to add instant style and extra storage space at the same time. Read along as we highlight 5 of the simplest ways to spruce up a console to complement — rather than complicate — your interior.
1. Get Reflective
A decorative mirror is a console’s best friend. With a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles to choose from, a mirror can bring elegance, balance, and depth to the empty space above your console. Try hanging a mirror for a crisp, buttoned-up aesthetic, or, leaning a mirror against the wall for a more casual approach.
2. Coordinate with Color
Adding small, decorative knick-knacks in a coordinating color palette can enrich the cohesion of your console design while still adding a pop of pigmented interest. For an earthy, organic effect, try selecting items in warm tones like brown, burgundy, and orange to display on top of your console. For a cooler vibe, blues, purples and magentas should do the trick.
3. Oversized Art
Since consoles typically measure in on the mid-to-long side, oversized artwork can often be the perfect accent to offset its length. Filling up the empty wall space above your console with a favorite painting or print will instantly create balance, harmony, and a welcome poise to your home.
4. Sculptures and Statues Galore
For a more unique and unexpected statement, try displaying a favorite sculpture or miniature statue on top of your console. This will immediately add impact while bringing new texture to your overall design. And, of course, an interesting sculpture or statue will always serve as a guaranteed conversation-starter.
5. Books, Books, Books
If your console has an open-air design, a series of (carefully selected) books can be just the right design complement to add a little charm and interest. Plus, if you happen to be a bookworm, storing your titles here will not only keep them organized, but will also provide convenient access when the reading bug strikes.